French Revolutions: France Vs. France

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hey differ in almost every respect, except in the fact that they are both labeled revolutions.

The American Revolution was directed against a foreign colonial owner and was driven by grievances over taxation and locus of power. The French Revolution was directed against internal royal power and the collusion of the Church with that power.

The American Revolution took the form of a series of military actions against the foreign power. The French Revolution was made bloody by the spectacle of public executions against the old regime, the church, and eventually against its own leadership.

While both the Revolutions found their inspiration in enlightenment thought, the French version used those ideas to become virulently anti-clerical while
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